Jas-Mar de­fends flag foot­ball ti­tle

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Jas-Mar de­fended its Corn­wall Men’s Flag Foot­ball League ti­tle, win­ning a thrilling fi­nal.

Jas-Mar de­feated Shoe­less Joe’s 21-20 as the game went right down to the wire.

The first quar­ter was a chess match with great de­fence and no scor­ing.

Jas-Mar scored first, in the sec­ond quar­ter, Branden Picken with the ma­jor.

Shoe­less Joe’s tied it on a Mike Bis­son­nette touch­down, and went ahead in the fourth quar­ter, Ja­son De­nis scor­ing to make it 14-7.

With four min­utes re­main­ing, Blu Grant tied the game for JasMar, scor­ing on a 60-yard TD run.

Shoe­less Joe’s next pos­ses­sion ended with a Dan Ber­tran in­ter­cep­tion and a cou­ple of plays later, on third and two, Grant hit Brian O’Neill for the go-ahead touch­down.

With 1:28 re­main­ing in reg­u­la­tion and two time­outs left, Shoe­less Joe’s marched down­field and Bis­son­nette scored his sec­ond TD of the con­test. On the en­su­ing con­vert though, the ball hit the cross­bar. With 19 sec­onds re­main­ing, Jas-Mar took pos­ses­sion and ran out the clock for the one-point vic­tory and sec­ond con­sec­u­tive CMFFL cham­pi­onship.

Picken also had an in­ter­cep­tion for Jas-Mar, while Alex De­Witt had a sack. Picken also kicked three con­verts.

For Shoe­less Joe’s, Der­rik Thomas had an in­ter­cep­tion. Colin Sa­muel and Zack Rot­tier had sacks. De­nis kicked two con­verts.

• In the play­off semi­fi­nals, JasMar de­feated CrossFit Corn­wall in over­time, and Shoe­less Joe’s beat Black.

• The three CMFFL hall of fame in­ductees are Brian Le­gault, Frank Spag­nola and Dave Wat­son.

• Sam Hutchingame of CrossFit Corn­wall (the reg­u­lar sea­son champs with a record of 13-1) was the rookie of the year, with team­mate Jared St. John the MVP and Kyle La­belle the sports­man of the year.

Mike Bis­son­nette of Shoe­less Joe’s was de­fen­sive player of the year.

Bis­son­nette was also named de­fen­sive player of the play­offs, while Brian O’Neill of Jas-Mar was the of­fen­sive player. Bran­con Picken of Jas-Mar was MVP of the play­offs.


Jas-Mar de­fended its Corn­wall Men's Flag Foot­ball League ti­tle. In front, from left, are Blu Grant and Brian OíNeill. At back are Cole La­belle, Marc Bi­gras, Scott Coul­ter, Thor Grant, Bran­don Picken, Lyn­d­say Par­ent, Alex De­Witt, Dan Ber­trand and Steve Gaels.

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